In the first game of the weekend the Jr. A hockey team was playing to tie the school win record at 24. Bridgton came out strong, with Dan Concannon (Everett, MA) scoring first for Bridgton with assists from Tyler Albano (Beverly, MA) and Brendan Moore (Springfield, MA). Moore then finished a pass from Concannon and John Delpadre (North Providence, RI) for Bridgton’s second goal of the contest. DJ Cavicchi (Plymouth, MA) scored the game winning goal with assists from Ryan Kulik (Pembroke, MA) and Steve Laliberte (Falmouth, MA). Brad Cray (Raleigh, NC) played in net for the wolverines and stopped 20 of the 22 shots he saw.
With the tying win behind them, the Wolverines took the ice a day later for what was sure to be a challenging game. They faced off against the South Kent School who is one of the top hockey teams in New England hoping to break Bridgton Academy’s win record.
South Kent had an early lead, but it did not last long. Moore passed the puck to Matt Buckley (Canton, MA) who ripped a shot from the blue line that the goalie didn’t see coming. Next Ryan Donovan (Bridgewater, MA) finished a pass from Alex Bartlett (South Burlington, VT) and Brendan Fitzpatrick (Winthrop, MA) for Bridgton’s second goal of the game. Concannon then passed the puck to Charlie Cobb (South Burlington, VT) who skated it up the ice and found Erik Burke (Manchester, NH) who snuck up the middle, took the pass, and scored the third goal of the game for BA. Concannon scored next off a feed from Moore and Fitzpatrick. Cavicchi tallied his first goal of the night with assists from Shawn Kenney (Braintree, MA) and Fitzpatrick. Moore finished a pass from Concannon for the sixth goal. Cavicchi took a feed from Donovan and put it away for his second, teams seventh. Concannon scored once more from Moore and Albano. Cavicchi then completed his hat trick and secured the 9-5 win with a goal assisted by Kulik.
Defensively Fitzaptrick lead the pack with a +5 rating for the night, followed by Yule who was +3. Concannon lead the offense with four points for the night, and Cavicchi followed with three. Cray played in net for a second game and stopped 21 of the 26 shots he faced.
Up next the Jr. A Team will face the The Eastern Kodiaks at 6:00 P.M. on Friday the 25th.